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Olys take 21-14 win

Olys take 21-14 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School varsity football team dominated possession time in their game with the McNary High School Celtics to take a 21-14 win Friday, Oct. 30. The Olys ran up a 14-point early in the match-up and held on as the clock wound down to take the […]

Gridders face West Salem

Gridders face West Salem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity football team faces West Salem High School Friday, Oct. 16, at McNary. Both teams will be on the hunt to keep winning streaks alive. “This is the meat of our schedule and I’m glad we’re still in a position to contend for a league […]

Celtics roll Vikings 51-28

Celtics roll Vikings 51-28

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the first half of the season, many of the Celtics on the McNary High School varsity football team talked about playing to their potential. With a 51-28 win over Forest Grove High School Thursday, Oct. 8, the team showed more than a glimpse of what the boys […]

Hercules has nothing on McNary graduate

Hercules has nothing on McNary graduate

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 2009 McNary High School graduate stands a chance at becoming one of America’s strongest men after winning a major lightweight tournament in June. On June 13, Keizer native Graciano Rubio competed in the Odd Haugen Strength Classic at the San Jose Fit Expo. The contest featured five […]

Alone at the top: 7-1 Celts lead GVC

Alone at the top: 7-1 Celts lead GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team may have suffered it’s first loss, but picking up big wins over McMinnville and Sprague high schools kept the team at the top of league standings. The Celtics lost 11-3 to South Salem High School Tuesday, April 21, after clearing the […]

Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tony Castaneda made the choice to pursue wrestling instead of soccer, his father was a bit disappointed. “Soccer was my sport and I felt like I had a lot I could teach him,” said Richard, Tony’s father. As of this month, there is little doubt Tony made […]

Celt ‘Garbage Man’ is league’s top defender

Celt ‘Garbage Man’ is league’s top defender

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this season, Ryan Kirch, McNary’s head basketball coach, was watching film with the team and let it slip that sophomore Mathew Ismay was the squad’s “garbage man.” “He gets offensive rebounds and put backs, easy lay-ins at the rim, gets to the free throw line. He does […]

Ebbs sixth in state

Ebbs sixth in state

McNary High School’s other wrestlers in the state tournament were led by freshman Brayden Ebbs. Ebbs took sixth in state at 120 pounds after coming in second at the district tournament and ousted the No. 1 seed in the tournament along the way. Junior Joey Kibbey knocked out the No. 1 seed in the state […]

Auvinen on new role: ‘Keep them guessing’

Auvinen on new role: ‘Keep them guessing’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School football players didn’t need to wait long to find out who their new head coach would be Monday, March 2. “When Coach (Isaac) Parker said that he had another opportunity, I knew we had some big shoes to fill. He did great things to build […]

Venegas denied state title, not defined by it

Venegas denied state title, not defined by it

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the 24 hours after his defeat in the state tournament finals match at 195 pounds, Alvaro Venegas did a lot of soul searching. Venegas went into the tournament seeded first in the state, and went into the final match with a 51-1 record. He ended up losing […]

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